The article is concerned with the present state of development, rather than what might be practicable in the future; some of the information given is based on U.S. and Japanese sources. Where appropriate a distinction is made between the low-speed and the medium-speed Diesel and between reheat and non-reheat steam-plant; some characteristic data (temperatures, pressures, specific consumptions, etc.) for all four categories are included. Among the many aspects considered are: the conversion of steam ships, such as tankers in the 140,000 to 280,000 dwt range, to medium-speed Diesel propulsion; capital and operating costs; fuel cost per kW-day, in normal service and at reduced ship-speeds; reduction of plant efficiency with age; propeller diameter and rpm, and relevance of ship draught; M.A.N. engine variants--the KSZB and BL series--giving a choice of engine speed; significance of sea-water temperature in making comparisons between the plants; suitability of Diesels for burning heavy oil; maintenance, reliability, ship availability, and associated costs; Compex, M.A.N.'s EDP-based maintenance system, which now covers, under contract, 65 large engines; increased mep for Diesel engines, and its implications; M.A.N./Mitsubishi and M.A.N./Kawasaki developments in advanced Diesel-engine installations (these are briefly described and shown diagrammatically), and their further development. There is a brief reference to the use of Freom in place of steam in turbine circuits of advanced Diesel installations. Order from BSRA as No. 49,954.

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    Seehafen-Verlag Erik Blumenfeld

    Celsiusweg 15, Postfach 1347
    2000 Hamburg 50,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Gabele, H
  • Publication Date: 1978


  • German

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  • Pagination: p. 808
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  • Accession Number: 00194253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM